Blue Jays by the numbers …

A look at some of the more notable numbers for the Toronto Blue Jays through action Sunday …

.700 – The Jays’ major-league best winning percentage through their first 20 games (14-6) this season, following Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. That marks the second-best start in franchise history – the best being a 15-5 mark to open the world series-winning 1992 campaign.

.602 – Toronto’s winning percentage (65-43) since Cito Gaston took over as manager on June 20, 2008. That also stands as the best mark in the majors during that span. The LA Angels are second at .598 (64-43).

1 – The Jays’ current rank in the majors in the following offensive categories: runs scored (124), hits (218), doubles (50), RBIs (117), total bases (361) and extra-base hits (82). They’re also second in the majors with a .298 team batting average, trailing only the St. Louis Cardinals (.299).

33 – Number of hits Aaron Hill has racked up during the ’09 campaign – best in the majors. The second baseman went 1-for-5 during Sunday’s win, and is now hitting a team-high .367 on the season.

17 – Number of walks drawn by leadoff man Marco Scutaro this year … trails only Jason Bay in the American League. Scutaro has walked more than he has struck out (13), and he currently owns a .402 on-base percentage.

36 – Major league-leading innings pitched total for Toronto ace Roy Halladay thus far in 2009. Halladay went 7.0 innings against the White Sox on Sunday, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out six in improving to 4-1 on the season.

6 – Number of consecutive series Toronto has won to open the 2009 campaign. That ties a mark set in 2001. Meanwhile, with Sunday’s win over Chicago, the Blue Jays have accomplished a franchise first by winning three straight road series to open the year.

0 – Number of times the Blue Jays have lost consecutive games this year.

4 Responses to “Blue Jays by the numbers …”

  1. eyebleaf Says:

    Playoffs. Clearly.

  2. red Says:

    i guess that commerce degree isnt useless after all.

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